Bronze-tailed Peacock-Pheasant

(Polyplectron chalcurum)

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Polyplectron chalcurum
Photo by Hugo Barbosa


Scientific Information

Other Names: Lesson's or Sumatran Peacock-Pheasant.

Subspecies: Two, South Sumatran (P. c. chalcurum) and North Sumatran (P. c. scutulatum). There is debate on the validity of scutulatum as a subspecies.

Range: Endemic to Sumatra.

Habitat: Montane forests.

Status in Wild: Not yet listed as endangered, but range is small and always threatened by habitat loss.



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(l to r): 1-2, Hugo Barbosa.



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